Sunday, April 29, 2007
Jon has been working on an edging that she plans on attaching to a tablecloth. She doesn't like the way the outer row looks so she's leaving it off for now. She plans on attaching the edging to the centre section, and not the outer edge. So far, it's looking really great.
EeKoon has laid aside the cross stitch for a while to do some embroidery. As for tatting she has picked up Iris Niebach's book "Tatted Doilies" and has begun to work on one called Beatrice. Stay tuned for pictures as the lace develops.
Marilee attended a day put on by the Prairie Mill Lacemakers. It sounds like it was a totally Victorian day from the laces to the sumptuous tea they enjoyed. Check out the pictures on Marilee's blog and keep a bib handy to catch the drool.
Marty has done a square motif from "Tatting together square motifs" edited by Iris Niebach. This one is made in DMC Cébélia size 20 in green and white. She has also been working on this lovely oval design also by Iris. Should she add more blocks to it or design a complimentary border? Any ideas?
Sylvia passed the time on her coach ride tatting a cross from the Mary Konior book Tatting with Visual Patterns. On the coach going to Ostend she tatted a snowflake from book by Lene Bjorn called 24 snowflakes in tatting.
Melissa and her husband both learned how to shuttle tat this weekend. They are working on a MOM bookmark.
Sherry posts a tribute to her great grandmother and a picture of the tatted flowers given to everyone at the Shuttlebirds convention.
Friday, April 27, 2007
Patti has been getting ready for some local festivals and hasn't had time to tat and blog recently.
Sherry has posted a marvelous butterfly she designed using all of the new techniques she learned at the Shuttlebirds Tatting Convention. How delightful to absorb a whole bunch of new tatting ideas and immediately create something wonderful with it.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Mark spent his lunch hour teaching a lady at work how to tat. That's the way to do it. One at a time we'll get the whole world tatting.
Snowy was one of the nurses attending a group of patients who went to Lourdes and during her spare moments she tatted Lenore English's bookmark in a beautiful variegated thread. She also managed to teach one of her colleagues to tat. There's another one to swell the ranks of tatters.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Barbara has added another lavender motive to her blog. This one is tatted with a variegated Anchor thread in size 20. Just a few more to go and then this shawl can get assembled.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Mark has been furiously tatting to get these 2 gorgeous flowers done in time for the GLLG Spring Fling. Wow.
Donna has cast on a sock and tatting has taking a back burner while she explores a little more knitting.
EeKoon is excited about the news that some of the stitching samplers she likes are about to become less expensive.
Eliz was home with a sick child and got to do a lot of work on the Cecelia doily. Motif #40 of the doily is completed and it's looking great.
Melissa has been hard at work on her CQ blocks.
Patti shows us a period looking dress from a more modern pattern. Hmmm, where's the pocket for your tatting?
We've been having so much fun with our challenge that Sherry decided she had to join. If you love post style shuttles, check these out. Sherry does them in ceramic. How cool is that?
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Mark has completed a Milanese hummingbird. He's working on patterns and worksheets for a workshop this weekend and in between he's been checking out the garden and corralling dust bunnies.
Jon had a reunion and got to meet a lot of old classmates and the lovely doily that she did was exchanged with one of them. Now she has been working on hand-phone ornaments. Aren't they clever?
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Mark has finished the Half Ring Butterfly and now he's looking for another lunch break project.
Carol has been working on some secret projects. One of them is a 3D dragon necklace for Sherry. What an awesome project! Her other creation is a bat mask made for the Lafayette Lacers meeting, where their theme this year was masks. Wonderful work, these are must see pieces so go check out Carol's blog and the link to all the other pictures.
Pamela has added a gang of meercats to her collection using Jane Eborall's pattern in a variety of threads. After she had done several she asked Jane for permission to create one looking in the opposite direction. Pamela is getting a real menagerie. Eliz decided to change her blog around and doesn't have any eye candy to show, but she has been working on the Cecelia doily.
Melissa show us pictures of her hubby and herself at the military formal they attended. Melissa is wearing the lovely heart she tatted and it looks just perfect with the dress.
Patti has just joined the challenge and although she hasn't posted any new motives yet you can see all other things she has already been working on. One of her recent posts shows a huge number of balls of thread she won on ebay, along with some pieces of crochet a bit of tatting and an attached shuttle.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Mark and Kim finished the cake. You should check it out, it looks yummy, but too marvelous to eat.
The new cutie has arrived! Riet has laid aside her tatting to pick up Nora, her beautiful new granddaughter. Congratulations Riet.
Barbara has tatted 2 of Jon's designs. The first is done with DMC Cordonnet 20 and the other with a variegated lavender Anchor size 20. That makes 18 motives done. This pashmina is going to look marvelous. Hurry up and tat, I want to see the finished shawl!
Sharon has add a lengthy reference on blocking, stiffening and storing tatting. If anyone has more information, let her know and she'll add it so that it's available as a permanent reference.
Carol's page is full of puppy love. She will be attending the Lafayette Lacers Lace day on Saturday and will have more pictures to show of tatty surprises.
Laura has been tatting butterflies from the Big Book of Tatting by Darlene Polachic. The gold butterfly was tatted in #20 DMC Cebelia, the purple one in Altin Basak and Cebelia. Sunbonnet Sue from the same book, done in the same threads as the purple butterfly completes Laura's second set of 25 motives. At this rate we'll cover the globe in tatting.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Kathy has had problems with her old blog, so she has changed to Blogger. If you are linked to her blog don't forget to update the address. As she has time and opportunity she'll add more. For now she has tatted a motif from the the September 1959 Workbasket using size 30 Cebelia thread. Also shown on her new blog is a picture of some of the things she has received in exchanges.
EeKoon has been doing lots of stitching but had a scare when she had an attack of Bell's Palsy. Take it easy and get the rest you need EeKoon, you can always do more fibre arts later.
Marilee has been working on some tatted Easter Eggs. They're really pretty.
Marty tatted another of Jan Stawasz' designs. This one is a six motif doily done in Gutterman Cotton sewing thread. She's also done one of Iris Niebach's Tatted Doilies, this one is called Nora. She used King Tut quilting thread "Wisteria Lane" and remarks that it seems finer than Coats quilting thread.
Eliz has a great idea for using tatted motives, she scans them and uses them for artwork on her greeting cards. I'd thought of using the tatting itself, but with a colour printer you can use the same picture over and over again. Melissa added some embroidery to a jacket and had it finished in time for Easter.